Abu Simbel Temples Photos
The Abu Simbel rock temples (1290-24BCE), located near the border with Sudan, were built to mark the 30th anniversary of the accession of Ramses II to the throne. The Aswan Dam construction required the temples be moved to a higher elevation to avoid their being drowned by Lake Nasser.
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|View of Nile on flight to Abu Simbel. Egypt.||Abu Simbel view of Lake Nasser formed by Aswan dam. Egypt.||Great Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel (13thC BCE) which was taken apart & moved to higher ground because of Aswan dam flooding. Egypt.||Carved Pharaoh with small scale wife on face of Great Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel. Egypt.|
|Carved row of subjugated Nubian slaves on face of Great Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel. Egypt.||Sculpted Pharaoh & queen with hieroglyphics on Small Temple of Queen Nefertari (13thC BCE) at Abu Simbel. Egypt.||Small Temple of Queen Nefertari (13thC BCE) wife of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel. Egypt.|
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